Expatriates who come to Lubumbashi to work for Shalina Resources are usually surprised at how pleasant the environment is. The people are friendly, the infrastructure is improving with the help of the current Governor of Katanga Moise Katumbi making efforts to ensure business helps government to build roads and provide healthcare and other utilities to the people of the region.
The climate is pleasant and temperatures in summer reach about 32 degrees centigrade at the peak of afternoon, during winter this drops to about 24 degrees. The rainy season is from November to April.
There are several restaurants and clubs where you can enjoy a variety of foods from Indian and Chinese to European. Facilities are available for sports such as tennis and football and a few gyms are even popping up for membership.